811.5034 (China) American Radio Service/31: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

419. Tientsin question, American-owned radio station. The draft memorandum about to be agreed upon by British and Japanese Governments with regard to police matters at Tientsin [regulates?] the procedure concerning the American-owned radio service in the British municipal area at Tientsin.

“It is understood that the commercial station operated by certain United States citizens will be allowed to operate for the period of two months from date of the coming into force of this memorandum and that, as soon as the said station is closed down, the official telegraph station operated by the local Chinese authorities will provide proper facilities at reasonable and non-discriminatory rates to residents within the British municipal area by improving its service both at the head office and at its branch office within the area.

The Japanese authorities will undertake to use their good offices to ensure that the facilities provided by the Chinese telegraph station are equal to those at present provided by the United States station.”

Repeated to Chungking and Tientsin.